The entire global supply chain of tablet computers is to be disrupted due to a shortage of vital internal components. This is primarily due to the earthquake in Japan last month where strategic components are manufactured.
Digitimes is claiming that the shortage is so prevalent that many North American tech companies are cutting back on tablet orders due to the unavailability. Devices like the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Motorola Xoom, Asus eee Pad Transformer, and more being scaled back.
Mainly the components that are in shortage are higher-end ones such as memory chips, gyroscopes, capacitors, chip-resistors, cover glass and even bismaleimide-triazine (BT) resin.